Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act H.R. 2587
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently has declared war on job creators in America. Most recently they have challenged Boeing's right to build aircraft in South Carolina which would create hundreds if not thousands of jobs.
NRLB Files Complaint Against Boeing:
â€œWe knew that Big Labor had political pull at the Obama-era National Labor Relations Board, but yesterdayâ€™s complaint against Boeing is one for the (dark) ages. By challenging Boeingâ€™s right to build aircraft in South Carolina, laborâ€™s bureaucratic allies in Washington are threatening the ability of states to compete for new jobs and investment â€“ and risking the economic recovery to boot â€¦ The NLRB obliged with its complaint yesterday asking an administrative law judge to stop Boeingâ€™s South Carolina production because its executives had cited the risk of strikes as a reason for the move. Boeing acted out of â€˜anti-union animus,â€™ says the complaint by acting general counsel Lafe Solomon, and its decision to move had the effect of â€˜discouraging membership in a labor organizationâ€™ and thus violates federal law. Itâ€™s hard to know which law heâ€™s referring to. There are plentiful legal precedents that give business the right to locate operations in right-to-work states. That right has created healthy competition among states and kept tens of millions of jobs in America rather than heading overseas. Boeing has also expanded its operations in Puget Sound while building its South Carolina presence. Ultimately, the NLRB seems to be resting its complaint on the belief that Boeing spent nearly $2 billion out of spite, which sounds less like a matter of law than of campaign 2012 politics â€¦ Beyond labor politics, the NLRBâ€™s ruling would set a terrible precedent for the flow of jobs and investment within the U.S. It would essentially give labor a veto over management decisions about where to build future plants. And it would undercut the right-to-work statutes in 22 American states â€“ which is no doubt the main union goal here. With a Republican House, Mr. Obamaâ€™s union agenda is dead in Congress. But it looks like his appointees are determined to impose it by regulatory fiat â€“ no matter the damage to investment and job creation.â€ (Editorial, â€œThe Death Of Right To Work,â€ The Wall Street Journal, 4/21/11)
Senator Jim DeMint remains infuriated with the National Labor Relations Board for bullying Boeing. â€œThis situation borders on tyranny,â€ he says. â€œIf an unelected, unaccountable, unconfirmed bureaucrat can threaten thousands of jobs and a billion-dollar investment, after the facility is virtually complete, it smacks of a Third Worldâ€“type dictatorship.â€â€¦
â€œI have seen a lot of absurd things come out of this administration,â€ DeMint sighs. â€œBut the absurdity here is pretty amazing. This involves the right of a company to decide where to locate its business. I cannot believe that the president has not spoken out about it. This kind of thing should not happen in America.â€ Source: National Journal
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Anyone holding their breath that McNerney will vote in favor of creating more jobs in America? Or will he do the "good Democrat" thing by protecting his union buddies at the expense of creating jobs?